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Dr. Kristian Sorbo

Dr Kristian Sorbo old derby animal hospital veterinary staff

Dr. Kristian Sorbo’s veterinary journey began when he was a teenager working with dairy cows in Norway. When he began working with dogs and cats, his interest in caring for animals grew as his veterinary studies took him further into the fields of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sorbo obtained his DVM degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).


Ensuring the welfare of his patients and being their advocate is Dr. Sorbo’s foremost goal. He also enjoys working together with pet owners as a team to provide the very best care possible for their four-legged family members. The most prudent advice he can give for pet owners is to “Never hesitate to ask for advice! We are here for you.”


Dr. Sorbo has had his share of memorable moments as a veterinarian, but there are 2 that stand out. He once had to amputate a puppy’s leg after it had been in a road accident. The puppy, named Spruce, was rehomed to a new family after his surgery. Six months later, Dr. Sorbo moved into a new house, only to find out that Spruce was now his neighbor! Spruce is doing fantastic, and if you ever see him running, you won’t believe he only has 3 legs.


The other memorable (and rewarding) moment involved the treatment of a 5-month old puppy who had been attacked by another dog. The puppy’s infection was severe and none of the antibiotics administered were working, and Dr. Sorbo feared they would have to say goodbye. Fortunately, with the help of a new treatment (Manuka Honey from New Zealand), the puppy was healing and on the road to recovery within 24 hours.


Dr. Sorbo and his wife share their home with Sophie Spitfire, a domestic shorthair he brought over from the UK. She has been to 3 countries and has even traveled with her family across the continental US. Despite her ferocious name, she is a sweet and docile cat who loves company.

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